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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Austin and 2 other guides
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
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+1 512-936-8746
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits:...

Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.

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I was visiting a friend in Austin and he had never been here, so we decided to check it out. So glad we did! The building itself is beautiful, inside and out. Rather large, so... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was visiting a friend in Austin and he had never been here, so we decided to check it out. So glad we did! The building itself is beautiful, inside and out. Rather large, so even with crowds, you never feel confined. The special exhibits ("LaBelle", Austin City Limits and a Holocaust Propaganda exhibit were shown when we were there)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting Austin, my husband and I were excited to visit the museum and see the exhibit on Propaganda which focused on Hitler. It was easy to access and there was $8 prepaid parking underneath or metered street parking. The beautiful entry was inviting and majestic, they offered discounts for AAA, seniors and students. Unfortunately, we did not have time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a jewel bringing you Texas history close. Changing exhibits keep you coming back. Even if you only have a short time to spend there see one of their IMAX or interacting movies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The prices for watching movies in the local IMAX in the museum are very well priced and a great value!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great story of Texas and there contribution to the world. Nice exhibits good for all ages - Food available and typical gift shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Texas has had an interesting history, and this museum covers a LOT of ground. There are many different kinds of exhibits to interest everyone in the family. The featured exhibit when we went it was a recovered exploration ship - very cool. There are many rooms and exhibits to check out and visit. Don't miss the Nasa room and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is worth a visit to this museum but what you come away with in learning the history of Texas is priceless. The 16 minute film on the history of Texas was worth the extra money as it was more of a visual arts performance. Three full floors filled with different components of Texas history will keep your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the state it represents, the museum is large and diverse. We especially liked the special exhibit on the Power of Propaganda. Given time constraints, we were not able to spend a lot of time at the other exhibits, but they gave an informative display of the panorama that is Texas, its geography, and its people. Wonderful place for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting our son in Austin for Christmas we visited the museum. It had a special exhibit on Propaganda in the Third Reich. Really an excellent exhibit. The standing collection gives an excellent review of Texas' history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty cool if you're truly really into the history. Not really anything too exciting for kids.

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